Pronunciation: (shev'run), [key]
1. a badge consisting of stripes meeting at an angle, worn on the sleeve by noncommissioned officers, police officers, etc., as an indication of rank, service, or the like.
2. an ornament in this form, as on a molding.
3. Also called chev'ron weave". herringbone (def. 2a).
4. Heraldry.an ordinary in the form of an inverted V.
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